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To provide medical and veterinary students with a population health experience in an international setting.



Fellows receive a $4,000 stipend to help pay for travel and living expenses while on the field assignment. Fellows are responsible for any additional costs.

The CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship pays for:

  • Travel expenses to the CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship Short Course in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Field assignment travel and living expenses up to $4,000

Fellows on field assignments must pay for any expense over $4,000. These costs include, but are not limited to:

  • Airline tickets
  • Visa fees
  • Immunizations
  • Room and board

Applicants are strongly encouraged to investigate costs before applying to the program.



Participants learn through hands-on experience working on a priority health problem in a developing country, and are mentored by experienced CDC staff. Most schools award course credit for the fellowship.

The year-long fellowship starts in July and is divided into three phases (fellowship experiences may vary):

Phase 1: At Your School

Fellows complete fellowship activities while attending school.

  • Complete assignments and readings related to their field assignment
  • Regularly communicate with supervisors
  • Complete online courses
  • Attend a 4-day CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship Short Course in August in Atlanta, Georgia.

Phase 2: In the Field

Fellows travel to their field assignment in a developing country.

  • Conduct fieldwork under the mentorship of a supervisor
  • Complete a mid-project report

Phase 3: At Your School

Fellows return to school after their field assignment and complete the fellowship.

  • Complete a final report
  • Complete an evaluation

CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship Short Course

Fellows are required to attend a 4-day CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship Short Course at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.


Field Assignments

Applicants may indicate a preference for up to five field assignments. Fellows are assigned to one field assignment in a developing country (Phase 2) between September and June of their fellowship year.

Review the assignments 2014–2015 Assignment Opportunities (17 pages). Note that each assignment specifies the dates and required skills and languages.

Past assignments included

  • Health outcome evaluation of home drinking water treatment and storage methods, Guatemala
  • Review of antiretroviral therapy in private practice, Kenya
  • Study of the epidemiology of Lassa Fever, rural Guinea, West Africa
  • Development of surveillance systems for surgical site infections, antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in a tertiary surgical center, Hanoi, Vietnam


More Information


CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, NE
Mailstop E-92
Atlanta, GA 30333
Phone: 404-498-6128
Fax: 404-498-6085


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